A benefit hosted by H.O.P.E. Coalition for the Truman Gingerich family will take place Jan. 14, 2023 at the Community Activity Center (CAC) in Holden.
As many in the area will recall, the Amish family of Truman Gingerich, 38, and his wife Ada, 33, were returning from a church service with three of their six children, daughters ages 3, 5, and 7 when their buggy was hit from behind by a man driving a 2003 Mercury.
The accident, occurring in late August, left several family members with serious injuries and a family horse which had to be put down.
It also left the family with significant hospital and related expenses.
Since the tragedy, the most seriously injured of the children is still recovering at home and the Holden area community has rallied to assist with the family’s needs.
However, there is still more to do and the goal of the benefit is to extend another helping hand. H.O.P.E. Boardmember, Robin Stevenson, is heading the event.
It is scheduled to be from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at the CAC. “Helping this family is the main goal,” said Stevenson,” but it’s going to be lots of fun for everyone who comes.”
She went on to say there will be team trivia games, a 50-50 raffle, and a baked goods raffle.
In addition, chili and hot dogs will be served with a drink.
And, toppings will be available with the choice of crackers, Fritos, onions, and shredded cheese.
Finishing things off will be some delicious brownies for dessert.
More information about the benefit will be coming in future issues of the Image.